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Harry Washington Seawell
(1865-1945)


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"Oak Tree"
c. 1920
Watercolor
11 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches




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Harry Washington Seawell was a landscape painter and illustrator born in San Francisco, California on June 19, 1865. While he was a teenager, Seawell began his art studies locally at the School of Design and continued in Paris with Laurens and Constant. After returning to San Francisco, he taught art University of California (1906-16) and then at Lowell High School. A lifelong resident of his native city, Seawell died on November 12, 1945. His work includes oils of Yosemite, Monterey Peninsula, and France.

Exhibited: Mechanics' Institute, San Francisco, 1883; San Francisco Art Association, 1895-1914; California State Fair, 1896-1902; Bohemian Club, 1902-39; Sequoia Club, San Francisco, 1914; Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1915; California Artists, Golden Gate Park Museum, 1915; Society for Sanity in Art, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1939, 1945.

Works Held: Society of California Pioneers.

American Artist Annual, 1915-33.

Source:
Hughes, Edan M. Artists In California 1786-1940. 3rd ed. Vol. 1. Sacramento: Crocker, Art Museum, 2002. N. pag. 2 vols. Print.